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Population of Oceanic Sharks plummetted by 71% since 1970

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The population of sharks worldwide has been declining at a very fast pace due to climate change. According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, the population of oceanic sharks plummetted by 70% between 1970 and 2018. "You drop a fishing line in the open ocean, and often it's sharks that are there first - whether or not they're the primary target," said marine biologist Stuart Sandin.